Publisher description for An Islamic utopian : a political biography of Ali Shariati / Ali Rahnema.

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This book provides a new understanding of a man who played a significant part in the Iranian revolution and an analysis of a current of political Islam that has influenced movements throughout the Middle East.This full-length political biography looks at Ali Shari`ati's life and thought in the context of the complex and contradictory cultural, social, and political conditions of the Iranian society that shaped him.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Sharċi°atċi, °Alċi, Iran History Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, 1941-1979, Islamic renewal Iran